Michelle Collins denies reports she's quitting Coronation Street - Daily TV round-up

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Michelle Collins has denied newspaper reports that she is quitting 'Coronation Street' so that she can spend more time with her teenage daughter.

The Sun claimed that the actress, who has played Rover's Return landlady Stella Price since April last year, is tired of the commute from her home in London to Manchester and planned to leave after her 12 month contract runs out.


However, in a statement, the actress said: "I am very happy working on 'Coronation Street' and have no plans to leave the show.

"I have recently signed a new contract for another 12 months and have not said I'm planning to leave the show after that time."

She added: "I'm really enjoying playing Stella and have made some firm friends on the cast. There are a lot of exciting storylines in the pipeline for Stella, including the recent casting of Sue Johnston as her mum, and I'm relishing the chance to be part of such an amazing show."

Collins initially came under fire from fans who weren't convinced by her northern accent. [Mail Online/The Sun]

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